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College notebook: ECU receiver Worthy to play in Collegiate Bowl for seniors

East Carolina senior receiver Cam Worthy has committed to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, according to an announcement by the association.

The all-star game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will be televised on ESPN2.

Worthy has started 10 games this season, hauling in 47 passes for 886 yards and three touchdowns. He has four 100-yard receiving games, second on the team to to Justin Hardy’s seven, which includes a career-high 224 yards in the 28-21 victory at then-No. 17 Virginia Tech.

He is the third Pirates player to commit to participate in a game next month, joining quarterback Shane Carden and receiver Justin Hardy, who are scheduled to play the Senior Bowl on Jan. 24 in Mobile, Ala.

East Carolina will close its season in the Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl against Florida on Jan. 3 at noon. That game will also be on ESPN2.

N.C. Central: Sophomore Michael Jones was named to The Sports Network’s FCS All-America Team, earning third-team honors as a punt returner. Jones ranked second in the nation, averaging 19.1 yards per return with a long of 60 yards. He also led the Eagles in kickoff returns.


Saint Augustine’s: Four players earned CIAA weekly awards. Regime McCombs was named co-women’s player of the week, Quincy January was named co-men’s rookie of the week, Rachel Bullard picked as the co-women’s coach of the week and MarQus Johnson was voted co-men’s coach of the week.

Duke: The U.S. Basketball Writers Association of America named Azurá Stevens its national freshman of the week. The Cary High graduate helped guide the Blue Devils to three victories last week, including an upset win against eighth-ranked Kentucky. She averaged 14.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1 assist in the wins.

Stevens also received ACC Freshman of the Week accolades Monday.

Cross Country

N.C. State: A host of current and former Wolfpack runners, including freshman Mary Grace Doggett and 2015 recruit Ryen Frazier, will travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge on Jan. 10.

Doggett, a Cardinal Gibbons graduate, and Frazier, who is in her senior year at Ravenscroft, will represent Team USA in the junior women’s race.

Former standouts Andrew Colley and Bobby Mack will run in the senior men’s race.

The competition pits the top distance runners from the United States, Britain and Europe against each other in team races. Scoring is combined between the senior men, senior women, junior men and junior women’s races for a final score. Last year, Britain won the competition.


Duke: Midfielder Sean Davis was named a third-team All-American by College Soccer News and to Top Drawer Soccer’s Best XI first team. The ACC Midfielder of the Year and All-ACC first-team selection recently signed with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.